File Type Lua Source File IconLua Source File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common

Source code written in Lua, a light-weight programming language designed for extending applications; can be compiled into a program using an ANSI C compiler.

LUA files may be used to customize certain applications, such as the World of Warcraft and Dawn of War video games. Also, Angry Birds, the popular mobile devices game, uses LUA files for game levels. However, these files are compiled LUA files and are not saved in plain text. Adobe uses Lua for programming the Lightroom user interface.

Important: "Lua" comes from the Portuguese word for moon.

Open With

IconAddon Studio for World of Warcraft

IconBlizzard World of Warcraft Interface AddOn Kit

IconMicrosoft Notepad


IconGNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

IconBlizzard World of Warcraft Interface AddOn Kit

IconMacroMates TextMate


IconGNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

IconGNU Emacs


Updated September 25, 2015